From Ross Mathews, the nationally bestselling author of Man Up!, judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and alum of Chelsea Lately, a collection of hilarious and irreverent essays about his experience with Hollywood’s most talked-about celebrities.
Pretend it’s happy hour and you and I are sitting at the bar. I look amazing and, I agree with you, much thinner in person. You look good, too. Maybe it’s the candlelight, maybe it’s the booze. Either way, let’s just go with it. Keep this all between you and me, and do me a favor? Don’t judge me if I name drop just a little.
Television personality Ross Mathews likes telling stories. He was always outrageous and hilariously honest, even when the biggest celebrity he knew was his favorite lunch lady in the school cafeteria. Now that he has Hollywood experience—from interning behind the scenes at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to judging RuPaul’s Drag Race—he has a lot to talk about.
In Name Drop, Ross dishes about being an unlikely insider in the alternate reality that is showbiz, like that time he was invited by Barbara Walters to host The View—only to learn his hero did not suffer fools; his Christmas with the Kardashians, which should be its own holiday special; and his news-making talk with Omarosa on Celebrity Big Brother, which, as it turns out, was just the tip of the iceberg. Holding nothing back, Ross shares the most treasured and surprising moments in his celebrity-filled career, and proves that while exposure may have made him a little bit famous, he is still as much a fanboy as ever.
Filled with tales ranging from the horrifying to the hilarious—and with just the right “Rossipes” and cocktails to go along with them—Name Drop is every pop culture lover’s dream come true.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If Ross Mathews were a bartender and not a celebrity journalist, we’d expect his concoctions to be sweet, light, and delicious–just like his Hollywood memoir. And listening to the RuPaul’s Drag Race judge read his stories aloud is even more satisfying, like being invited to an extended brunch where the host dishes out the wildest celebrity gossip you could imagine. Like that time he spent an entire 12-hour flight fanboying all over his favorite Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham—who was surprisingly into it! Or the train-wreck interview he did with Matthew Perry. (Seriously, we may never see an episode of Friends the same way again.) Whether he’s recalling short, cheeky mishaps or seriously emotional encounters, Mathews has an exuberant and fiercely honest take on every famous person who’s crossed his path.
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Love the book and podcast. Kiss kiss.
Can’t wait for part two hint kiss kiss
So funny and interesting!
I love the pace of this audiobook. Ross is so relatable and talented. A wonderful storyteller.